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Gil Evans - The Individualism of Gil Evans (1964) [Japanese Edition 2003]

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Gil Evans - The Individualism of Gil Evans (1964) [Japanese Edition 2003]

Gil Evans - The Individualism of Gil Evans (1964) [Japanese Edition 2003]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 401 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Progressive Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCU-5146)

Although Gil Evans had gained a lot of acclaim for his three collaborations with Miles Davis in the 1950s and his own albums, this CD contains (with the exception of two tracks purposely left off), Evans's only dates as a leader during 1961-68. The personnel varies on the six sessions that comprise the CD (which adds five numbers including two previously unreleased to the original Lp) with such major soloists featured as tenorman Wayne Shorter, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, trumpeter Johnny Coles and guitarist Kenny Burrell. Highlights include "Time of the Barracudas," "The Barbara Song," "Las Vegas Tango" and "Spoonful." Highly recommended to Gil Evans fans; it is a pity he did not record more during this era.

Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band - Mosaic Select 33 (2008) 3 CD Box Set

Posted By: Designol
Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band - Mosaic Select 33 (2008) 3 CD Box Set

Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band - Mosaic Select 33 (2008) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 487 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Modern Big Band, Progressive Jazz | Label: Mosaic Records | # MS-033 | Time: 03:26:14

While pianist-arranger-composer Toshiko Akiyoshi headed a fine big band in New York after moving cross-country in 1982, the orchestra that she led in Los Angeles in the 1970s was arguably her greatest accomplishment. The three-CD Mosaic Select set Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band collects all of the music originally released on the RCA albums Kogun, Long Yellow Road, Tales of a Courtesan, Insights, and March of the Tadpoles. With such major players as Akiyoshi’s husband Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, trumpeters Bobby Shew and Don Rader, trombonist Britt Woodman and altoist Gary Foster among the many soloists in the all-star band, the orchestra could swing as hard as any of its competitors. In addition to the more boppish pieces, Akiyoshi often wrote works that displayed her Japanese heritage, utilizing Eastern harmonies and instruments along with her husband’s flute. Many of the highpoints of her career are on this perfectly conceived Mosaic release.